University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education with Psychology

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Course summary

How can psychological theory be applied to support learners in a range of educational contexts? What impact do social development and emotional well-being have on educational progress and achievement? How does government policy affect young people’s education? This course explores these questions and more. Why Education with Psychology?

  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to a range of roles in education, learner support, counselling and mentoring, educational psychology and more. This course is a recognised progression route on to primary teacher training.
  • You’ll explore key theories and concepts related to a range of educational contexts, covering psychological, sociological, political, economic and cultural issues.
  • You’ll be taught alongside students on other courses in education and social sciences, allowing for an enriched learning experience in both subject areas. The course structure enables you to choose from a wide range of modules, giving you the opportunity to develop your particular interests.
  • You’ll be encouraged and supported to undertake voluntary work experience to contextualise your learning in the summer term of your first or second year.
Why study with us?
  • We’re 6th in the UK for Education in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • We scored 91.65% for overall satisfaction for Academic Studies in Education in the National Student Survey 2019. That’s above the national average of 85.75% for our subject area.
  • You will be taught by research-active staff who draw on their own publications and professional experience to contextualise their teaching.
  • We have a wide range of postgraduate opportunities through our teacher training routes and Master’s courses in education and psychology.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Theories and Strategies for Learning Issues in Contemporary Education Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality Introducing Counselling Theory Year 2 Core modules: Safeguarding Children and Young People Philosophical Approaches to Education Social Psychology and Personality Developmental Psychology Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Health Psychology The Psychology of Victimisation and Survivorship Advanced Theories of Counselling Contemporary Debates in Gender and Sexuality Year 3 Core modules: Research Methodologies Students must select either Specialist Block A or B: Specialist Block A: Core module: Critical Education Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Supporting Learning in Young Children Health and Wellbeing Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education Specialist Block B: Core module: Psychology of Education Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Personal Relationships States of Consciousness

Assessment method

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must: * have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. * be able to demonstrate appropriate personal qualities and attitudes for working with children and families. * attend an interview, as required. If you choose to undertake the optional work placement module in Year 2, you may need satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearances prior to undertaking the placement. Any required DBS checks will be the responsibility of the student and placement provider. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Clearing Phone Line Opening Times: Tuesday 10th August - 8.30am to 7.00pm Wednesday 11th August - 9.00am to 6.00pm Thursday 12th August - 09.00am to 5.00pm Friday 13th August - 09.00am to 5.00pm Saturday 14th August - 10.00am to 3.00pm Sunday 15th August - closed Monday 16th August to Friday 20th August - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Course contact details

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Education with Psychology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS